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August 8, 2012

 

jean millet's work in frame

How X-Ray Technology Is Helping Examine Millet’s Artwork

In the 1840s, a new painting by Jean Francois Millet was unveiled in Paris. But, horror of horrors, no one seemed to like it!

February 21, 2011

 

sunflowers

Chemistry At Work: How Van Gogh Doomed His Sunflower Painting

Scientists believe they now know why Vincent van Gogh's sunflower paintings have dulled over the years.

October 11, 2010

 

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How To Grow The Perfect Apples

The Japanese technique of apple growing is the perfect combination of science and art.

June 25, 2010

 

HIV sculpture

Viral Art: Luke Jerram’s Infectious Sculptures

One glass blower found his inspiration in microbiology, more specifically, killer viruses.

January 1, 2008

 

Oregon Trail Oil Painting

Changing Oil Paintings

The shift is gradual once the artist finishes, taking decades, or even centuries, but eventually colors fade, darken, or become more transparent over time.

June 20, 2006

 

Rembrandt painting 'The Sisters'

The Art of Neuroscience

The next time you're at an art museum, pay careful attention to the portraits. You'll find that the majority portray the subject's face from the left side.

January 28, 2006

 

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Gag Me with a Sword

If you want to become a professional sword swallower you have to learn to suppress your gag reflex.

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